Honiton is famous for its lace, so much so that it was used to create Queen Victoria’s wedding gown. Were you aware of just how special Honiton lace is? Here’s everything you need to know. Honiton lace is a type of lace known as bobbin lace, which is made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread…Read More
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Honiton boasts a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. Situated in the picturesque Otter Valley, this town has played a significant role in the cultural, economic, and social tapestry of Devon. The origins of Honiton can be traced back to prehistoric times, evidenced by the presence of…Read More
Honiton has earned its reputation as a dog-friendly haven. Known for its historic market square, thriving local businesses, and picturesque surroundings, Honiton offers a warm welcome not only to its human visitors but also to their four-legged companions. From scenic walks to pet-friendly…Read More
On Thursday 16th November, the Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24 took place at the Riviera Centre, Torquay. Businesses from all over the region came together to celebrate another fantastic year in Tourism. Robin Barker, the organiser from Services for Tourism, commented: “What an extraordinary industry…Read More
As the summer warmth gives way to the cool embrace of autumn, Honiton undergoes a stunning transformation. October is a time of vibrant colours, cosy traditions, and a deep connection to the natural beauty that surrounds this historic town. Let's explore the enchanting qualities that make Honiton in…Read More
Honiton is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, historical significance, and unique beauty spots. With a rich history dating back centuries and a vibrant community, Honiton offers captivating destinations that showcase the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. One of the most…Read More
This August is proving to be a busy month here in Honiton with many of the town's staple events taking place! Nestled within the countryside, Honiton is home to lots of traditional events, from agriculture and farming to quirky and unique cultural events. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the…Read More
Did you know that Honiton is home to unique events that happen every year? Our town is full of history which we love to celebrate, two of which are coming up in the next week! Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun. Tuesday 25th July brings with it Hot Pennies Day, a tradition dating back…Read More
Honiton offers a range of free activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Whether you're looking to explore the town's history, immerse yourself in nature, or simply relax and take in the local atmosphere, Honiton has something for everyone without breaking the bank. Here are some of the best…Read More
Honiton offers a delightful array of picnic spots for both locals and visitors to enjoy. Nestled amidst the beautiful countryside and surrounded by rolling hills, Honiton boasts a variety of charming locations perfect for indulging in a leisurely outdoor meal. With National Picnic Week quickly…Read More